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Upcoming Conference


Ways of Perfection and Devout Lives: Saintliness across Traditions."

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through at least April 13, this event has been postponed. We will share more information on rescheduling at a later date.

Christian tradition knows saintliness as a spiritual quality shared by believers by virtue of their closeness to God, marked for Christians by baptism and their mystical bond with God through Christ. In a special way, Christians venerate those saints whose lives of heroic virtue—for some leading to martyrdom—establish them both as models and intercessors for all those who seek intimacy with the divine. At this conference, we will explore how notions of saintliness are expressed in Christianity and other traditions and cultures. What might we learn from saintly people of various sorts about the journey toward holiness? How can the example of the saints encourage lives of friendship and virtue? These and other questions inspire this World Religions World Church conference at the University of Notre Dame. Speakers include Sister Helen Prejean, John Cavadini, and Catherine Cornille. Organized by Fr. Paul Kollman, CSC, and Gabriel Said Reynolds.

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Past Conferences

Book Launch: Finding Beauty in the Other: Theological Reflections across Religious Traditions

Lectures by Tzvi Novick, Maria Clara Bingemer, and Peter Casarella
April 30, 2019

The Whole is Greater Than Its Parts

Rome, January 8-10, 2018

Symposium on the Qurʾan and Catholic Theology

Notre Dame, March 30, 2017

Finding Beauty in the Other

Notre Dame, September 10-12, 2015